- Sittwe has been under curfew ever since , as now are some other parts of rakhine .
- In the absence of mass deportation , rakhine 's buddhists are intent on absolute segregation .
- Rakhine state 's tensions have a long history .
- In myanmar violence between buddhists and muslims in the western state of rakhine was said to have killed at least 50 people and displaced 90000 . Neighbouring bangladesh refused entry to any more refugees and closed its border .
- In myanmar the authorities imposed a night-time curfew in parts of western rakhine state , after violence flared again between rohingya muslims and ethnic rakhine buddhists .
- Rakhine has been tense since june when dozens died and tens of thousands were displaced in ethnic violence .
- Sittwe 's muslims , like its rarer hindus , find it almost impossible to travel outside rakhine state .
- In october rakhine buddhists won another victory when the government backed out of an agreement to let the organisation of islamic co-operation open an office to help rohingyas .
- Relations between the majority buddhist population in rakhine state and the minority muslims ( known as rohingyas ) have been on edge for decades .
- But the government 's ambivalence in the face of what look increasingly like anti-muslim pogroms in rakhine state shows that human rights are far from entrenched .